Great Villa in Tuscany with Luxury Pool, Family-Friendly and Pet-Friendly!
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Altopascio villa description
Villa Colombai is the ideal accommodation for a family or group of friends up to 12 people who want to visit the main attractions of Tuscany, because of its strategic position only 5 km away from the highway connecting Florence, Pistoia, Montecatini (Thermal Baths), Lucca, Pisa, Viareggio (seaside), Forte dei Marmi and other famous places.
Villa Colombai is a luxury property in Tuscany, more than 100 years old. From 1928 to 1958 the Villa was used as a primary school for Orentano’s children, for this reason the property is well known in Orentano under the name of “Le Scuole Vecchie” (the old school).
Villa Colombai is located in the village of Orentano, in a borough named Colombai, only 18km away from Lucca. The villa has been recently thoroughly restored and equipped with an elegant swimming pool, entirely lined with authentic “travertine” stone, and filled with salt water. Moreover it has a pleasant whirlpool area on one side, amusing and refreshing. The luxury swimming pool measures 12 x 6 m, and varies from 1.10m to 1.60m of depth. By the pool there is an external warm shower to wash off the salt as soon as you come out of the pool. Around the pool there are parasols, deck chairs, sun beds and tables to sunbathe, relax and read. You can also have fun playing table tennis, table football or soccer in the field equipped with goals that is part of the large enclosed property of Villa Colombai. There is also a playground area for small children.
Near the kitchen there is also a wonderful very large veranda with a large table and chairs, where you can sit and eat together, or play cards after dinner. The veranda roof is made of wood, whereas the table is made of travertine stone and the barbecue will make your evenings unique. The garden is very large (12.000 sq.mt.), always well looked after and totally fenced to guarantee your privacy and safety, especially of your children and family pets.
The villa is equipped with every comfort. There is a hi-speed internet Wi-Fi connection, both inside and outside the villa and there is an alarm system. The walls of our hundred-year-old villa are very thick so the temperature is pleasant in the rooms, however they are all equipped with fans and the bedrooms on the second floor also have air-conditioning because they are close to the roof, therefore slightly hotter.
The entrance to the villa is on the ground floor, where there is also a living and dining room (with an exit on one side), with a fireplace and a modern satellite television with foreign channels and a DVD player. On the ground floor there is also a kitchen with a fireplace which can also be used as a barbecue. The kitchen is fully equipped with all crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, and electrical appliances. There is a fridge, a freezer, a dishwasher, a gas stove, an electric oven, a microwave oven, an electric kettle, a toaster, a filter coffee machine, a traditional Italian “Moka” coffee machine (to use on the gas stove), as well as an electric Italian Lavazza espresso coffee machine (the latter can be requested for a small fee). From the kitchen you can come out into the adjacent veranda with table, chairs and outdoor barbecue.
On the ground floor there is also a bathroom with a wc, a bidet and a shower with cubicle. You’ll also find a utility room with a sink, a washing machine and a drying machine.
If you take the stairs you will come to the first floor. Here you’ll find:
- the Venus Suite: a very elegant double bedroom with a canopy bed and a large wardrobe
- an elegant bathroom with Jacuzzi next to the suite
- the Bacchus Room with a double bed and wardrobe
- the Juno Room with twin beds and wardrobe
- an elegant blue bathroom
On the second floor you'll find:
- the Concordia Room with twin beds
- the very large and lovely Diana Room, with a double bed and baby cot if needed
- the elegant Loft Room
- a shower room with cubicle
- a study with internet connection (wireless or with wire)
The villa has been furnished very elegantly and accurately, and with great attention to every detail. There are terracotta tiled floors, beamed ceilings, walls painted in pastel colours, and frescos in several parts of the house, as well as mosquito nets at all windows.
There is a car park for several cars within the property just behind the villa.
Villa Colombai is the perfect location to visit the main attractions of Tuscany, but at the same time guests can relax spending time around the luxury pool with whirlpool, in the very large garden, or in the beautiful veranda next to the barbecue and the kitchen. Small children can play in the playground especially made for them, and bigger children can play table tennis or soccer in the field that is also part of the property.
Within easy reach of the Villa there are grocery stores, cafes, a butcher and a traditional baker. There is also a well-known pastry shop still following an old tradition of pastry making.
In Orentano you will also find the Trattoria-Pizzeria da Benito, one of the most famous restaurants of the area. It has attracted more than 300 reviews on Tripadvisor from fully-satisfied customers. Their absolute specialty is the typical very thick grilled Tuscan steak, absolutely delicious at an affordable price, but they also serve traditional starters, pasta dishes and pizza. Remember to reserve a table in advance because the restaurant is always fully booked.
Within 15km distance there are also a golf course, thermal resorts, tennis courts and many other activities.
Guided wine-tasting tours can be arranged for you, as well as any other activity you might be interested in. We can arrange visits to artisan ceramic or copper pot workshops, we can reserve concert or theatre tickets for you, etc… according to your interests.
We can also organize your wedding, anniversary, birthday party or other events and take care of all the details.
Here at Villa Colombai you can enjoy the wine and the olive oil produced not far from the villa or the typical food of our area – we can arrange to have groceries delivered to your door by the local shop keeper on his bicycle.
Orentano is well known for the “Sagra della pizza” – a pizza and beer festival where you can experience the hustle and bustle of Tuscan life and at the same time eat pizza or grilled meat and listen to music. The traditional local “Sagra” takes place throughout June and July.
The ancient pastry tradition of the village is celebrated every year with a local event called the “Cream puff Festival” (“Sagra del Bignè”) , on the third Sunday of August.
There are other “sagras” (festivals) of all kinds in neighboring towns and villages. There are also historical festivals like, for example, the Medieval Festival in Monte Castello, Lucca, Nozzano, Buti, and many other places which take place from May to September, but especially during the summer months of June, July and August.
Only 5 km from Orentano you can find the small town of Altopascio with all kinds of shops and a market on Thursdays. You can also find supermarkets and other stores (furniture, clothes, shoes, etc..).
From Altopascio you can catch a train or take the highway to go and visit Florence, Prato, Pistoia, Lucca, Montecatini, Viareggio, Pisa, and many other places. The famous historic and art cities of Florence, Pisa, Lucca, etc.. or the sea are within easy reach. The surroundings offer a lot for sport freaks and wellness lovers: tennis (4 km), golf course (15km), horse riding (5km), thermal resorts (15km) and fitness centres (7km).
- 360 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
- We can provide Cot, baby chair and changing places with a small extra.
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Table Football
- Games For Kids
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Ping Pong Table
- Audio Tape Player
- Video Player
- Laundrette - Not Serviced
- Autumn Foliage
- Winery Tours
- Botanical Garden
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Horse Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Fitness Centre
- Laundrette - Serviced
- Massage Therapist
sports and adventure activities
- Roller Blading
- Mountain Biking
- Equestrian Events
- Dining Room
- Dining Area
- Child's Highchair
forms of payment
- Accepts Credit Card
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Paper Towels
- Bottled Water
- Mosquito Magnet
- Security System
- Clothes Dryer
- Basic Soaps
- Wireless Internet
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Local Maps
- Filtered Water
- Broadband Access
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Toilet Paper
- Hair Dryer
- Sofa Bed
- Housekeeper Optional
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
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Villa ColombaiGuest comment entered by manager
"Maison, prestations et quartier à la hauteur du descriptif. Accueil et services du propriétaire très pro." Data 31/03/2010 - Signor Jean-Paul F.(Francia)
- Guest Signor jean-paul f. - Membro n°3737680 (Francia)
- Date of stay 03/31/10
- Review Submitted 12/11/12
Quelle belle villa !Guest comment entered by manager
Quelle belle villa !
"Quelle belle villa ! Un accueil professionnel de Stéphano, une propreté impeccable, le matériel et l''équipement pour un séjour agréable et en tout point au-delà de nos attentes. Tout ce qu''il faut pour des vacances inoubliables !" Data 05/10/2011 Claudine B. (Canada)
- Guest Signor Claudine B. - Membro n°1085579 (Canada)
- Date of stay 10/05/11
- Review Submitted 12/11/12
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Sep 28 - Dec 20
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Jan 4 - May 30
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May 31 - Jun 27
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Jun 28 - Aug 29
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- Pet Fee: €0
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Pisa at 35 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Livorno at 50 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Altopascio at 5 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Altopascio at 5 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Viareggio at 45 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Orentano at 0.5 Kilometres
- Nearest Ski: Abetone at 90 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Montecatini Terme at 15 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Orentano at 0.5 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 2004
About: My name is Stefano and I'm managing this lovely house with my wife Cinzia (next to me in the picture) since the year 2008. We have three children and we love the region (Tuscany) where we live. My family live in Orentano since the year 1590. We love to welcome people at our Villa from all over the world. We both gradueted at the university in Pisa, me in economics while my wife in medical care. We live in Orentano in a house 1 km far from the Villa. I love food and wine for this reason I orginize wine tasting and food tasting.
This property is a Villa built at the end of 1800s. This property on the 1920s was donate to a school istitute and It was used as elementary school of the town of Orentano for 30 years (from 1928 until 1958). Then it came back on the original use as a private Villa until we decide to purchased on 2004 and after a restoration we start to rent it on 2008.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The Villa is entirely made by exclusive building materials and by great artisans. For example the pool is entirely made by travertino stone, this particolar stone will allow you to enjoy the pool wather in a natural color like in a thermal bath. In addition on the year 2012 we made an important investment in solar energy to reduce the Co2 impact of your staying in our Villa and in Tuscany. Sustainibility is important for us!
- Primary: +39 3497728637
- Secondary: +39 0583 239212
- Fax: +39 0583 239212
Links to more information:
Outside - front of the villa (South)
Venere - restroom (Jacuzzi)
Concordia - double bedroom
Mansarda - double bedroom
Inside - living room
Outside - back of the villa (North)
Venere - double bedroom
Bacco - double bedroom
Diana - double bedroom
Giunone - double bedroom
INTERNET WI-FI FREE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE
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